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Dennis Rodman at Hall of Fame: What did he wear?

Posted on: August 12, 2011 10:29 pm
Edited on: August 12, 2011 10:55 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliver

The Hall of Fame induction ceremony drags on and on for hours, and with the lockout in full force it's unclear how many people actually cared about the annual tradition this year.

There is one exception, of course, and that's the flamboyant Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls Dennis Rodman, who showed up at the ceremony in Springfield, Massachusetts, in style on Friday night.

One outlandish outfit wasn't enough for Rodman, who promised and delivered a wardrobe change in between the red carpet and speech portions of the evening. Here are pictures of his outfits.

On the red carpet, Rodman wore a silver jacket, a silver scarf, a black and silver hat with feathers, a black boa, white and black sunglasses, silver hoop earrings, two nose rings and a lip ring. Here are a few pictures.

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During his speech, Rodman kept the earrings, nose rings and lip ring but opted for a new jacket and shirt. The shirt was white and accompanied by a glimery silver scarf while his jacket was Black with red trim. On the back of the jacket, the words "Pistons" and "Bulls" appeared along with a glittery basketball that was on fire. 

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Finally, here's a look at his more subdued outfit during the trial run through on Thursday night. Rodamn wears a black jacket, jeans, a black and red hat, the same white and black sunglasses and all the same facial jewelry.

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Credits: All images via Getty Images.
Comments

Since: Jul 25, 2011
Posted on: August 13, 2011 1:00 pm
 

Dennis Rodman at Hall of Fame: What did he wear?

Are you for real?  How many people do you know that wear outfits like that, with their Initials eblazoned across the front, who aren't attention seekers?



Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: August 13, 2011 12:55 pm
 

Dennis Rodman at Hall of Fame: What did he wear?

KenValpoJD: How does wearing outlandish clothing make Dennis Rodman authentic? 


It doesn't by itself. It's just a piece of what makes him authentic. I question if he's truly an "attention-seeker." Since he retired from the NBA, for the most part he has not been in the public eye. That being the case, his crazy style isn't just something he does for attention; it's part of who he really is.



Since: Nov 23, 2007
Posted on: August 13, 2011 12:47 pm
 

Dennis Rodman at Hall of Fame: What did he wear?

Congratulations Dennis on making it to the HOF.  I hated you when you played against the Bulls back in the day, but always admired your work ethic and ability to remove other teams focus.  You are one of the last good players from the greatest eras of basketball in my book, the 80's and 90's.  I understand your antics now, after learning about your past.  You are who you are and that's that.  Your days with my favorite team the Spurs aren't forgotten either, when you helped us reach the Western Conference finals when Jordan retired the first time.  You are a class act, and won't easily be forgotten.



Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: August 13, 2011 12:35 pm
 

Dennis Rodman at Hall of Fame: What did he wear?

How does wearing outlandish clothing make Dennis Rodman authentic?  He was one of the better power forwards of his time. Fine.  Being an attention-seeker doesn't show that you're authentic; more likely it shows that you're unsure of your true identity and you're groping around trying to find your identity in other people's reaction to you.



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: August 13, 2011 12:26 pm
 

Dennis Rodman at Hall of Fame: What did he wear?

Always loved D R. He is one crazy personality too and obviously doesnt care what any of us think. CONGRATULATIONS DENNIS RODMAN!!!



Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: August 13, 2011 12:10 pm
 

Dennis Rodman at Hall of Fame: What did he wear?

He may be a lot of things, but he's anything but a fake or a phony.  The guy pulled down 20 boards a game every night like it was nothing, always willing to do the grunt work is a sport that rewards the playmakers.  Who cares if he wears high heels and feather boas?  The guy was great and deserves to be in the hall.

Oh yeah, and he had Carmen Electra, so there's that too.



Since: Apr 4, 2008
Posted on: August 13, 2011 11:23 am
 

Dennis Rodman at Hall of Fame: What did he wear?

Thanks for all the great memories as a Piston Rodman. 



Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: August 13, 2011 11:08 am
 

Dennis Rodman at Hall of Fame: What did he wear?

jasondeeegan, you may not like Rodman or his style, but a fake he is not. He's one of the most authentic and original guys to play in the NBA, a league full of copycats, poseurs and fakers.


Jimmy Shelton
Since: Aug 13, 2011
Posted on: August 13, 2011 11:05 am
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Since: Aug 13, 2011
Posted on: August 13, 2011 9:55 am
 

Dennis Rodman at Hall of Fame: What did he wear?

Truth be told, the topic is "What he wore". I saw the suits before they were bedazzled, and they were absolutely beautiful. What he chose to do with them after was his own poor decision. Custom made, well fitting suits are a lost art, and I only wish that he would have represented the hardworking man that designed them.


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